January 25, 2022

RUSA Releases Draft of Library-based Financial Literacy Education Guidelines and Best Practices Document

From the RUSA News Blog:

The Reference & User Services Association (RUSA), with the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), presents the following draft guidelines and best practices for feedback.

These guidelines and best practices relating to financial literacy education in libraries are the result of a SPARKS! Grant awarded to RUSA by IMLS.

The purpose of these guidelines and best practices is to facilitate the provision of financial literacy education in libraries nationwide. It is intended that these will standardize the content and delivery of financial literacy education programming and services in libraries. This project demonstrates a commitment to ensure that patrons in libraries of all types have access to effective and efficient personal finance reference services and unbiased financial educational programming.

The deadline for comments on the draft is Friday, August 22, 2014. Send your feedback to fle.guidelines.bestpractices@gmail.com

Advisory Team:

Ted Beck, National Endowment for Financial Education

Lori Burgess, Fond du Lac Public Library (WI)

Judy Chapa, Financial Services Roundtable

Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Robert Ganem, FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Chris Lebeau*, RUSA/BRASS Member

Laura Levine, Jumpstart

Elizabeth Malafi*, RUSA/BRASS Member

Kerwin Pilgrim, Brooklyn Public Library

Adi Redzic, iOme Challenge

Dan Rutherford, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

John Spears, Salt Lake City Public Library (UT)

(* indicates also serving on Working Team)

Working Team:      

Keller  Kit, Project Director

Chris  Lebeau, RUSA/BRASS Member

Elizabeth Malafi, RUSA/BRASS Member

Andy Spackman, BRASS Chair

Direct to Draft Document

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